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2019 Goodguys West Coast Car Show

Are you going to the Goodguys 33rd West Coast Nationals Car Show August 23rd-25th? The 3-day show at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA features thousands of rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks all from 1972 and earlier. America’s most beautiful street rod will be crowned and spectators can enjoy the Goodguys AutoCross, numerous displays, live entertainment, and a kids zone complete with arts & crafts, games, prizes, and free make and takes. Share your love of cars with the family!

There will also be a number of vendor and manufacturer exhibits, including a 911Tracker/911SafeTrack booth for the 7th year in a row. Make sure you stop by our booth to say hello and learn more about the T3 Tracker and all of its capabilities. We are located at booth 188 in Building A. This is the same spot as last year!

For details and ticket/registration information, you can find it on the Goodguys Website

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Vehicle Theft Prevention – Protect Your Vehicle Today

According to the NHTSA, “a motor vehicle is stolen every 40.9 seconds in the United States”. Protecting your car, and the belongings inside, can be difficult. The NHTSA report “there are numerous anti-theft systems and devices designed to make vehicles more difficult to steal or easier to trace and recover.” Some of these devices include:

1. Audible and Visible Devices: These devices, such as a horn alarm, deter theft by bringing attention to an unauthorized attempt to steal or enter a vehicle. Visible devices create a visual threat/warning/deterrence, such as the use of steering-wheel locks, as well as theft-deterrent decals, flashing lights, and window etching.

2. Immobilizing-Type Devices: These prevent thieves from bypassing a vehicle’s ignition system and hot-wiring the vehicle. Some incorporate computer chips in ignition keys or disable the flow of electricity or fuel to the engine.

3. Vehicle Recovery Systems: These devices use electronic transmission technology that help law enforcement reveal the location of stolen vehicles—and possibly catch the thief in the act.

Looking for a device that can help? Check out the T3 Vehicle Security System. With the T3 you can check the location of your vehicle anytime by sending a text message, have the ability to unlock the car door, receive vehicle alarm, disable the starter, and so much more!

Article – http://bit.ly/VechicleTheftPreventionNHTSA

Goodguys 33rd West Coast Nationals Car Show

We’re not wishing the summer away, but we are looking forward to August, because we’ll be attending the Goodguys 33rd West Coast Nationals Car Show! Will you be there too?

The 3-day show takes place at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA, August 23 -25 and features over 3,000 rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks all from 1972 and earlier. Share your love of cars with the family and cheer as America’s most beautiful street rod is crowned. Spectators can enjoy a Goodguys AutoCross, numerous displays, live music entertainment, and a kids zone complete with arts & crafts, games, prizes, and free make and takes. Don’t miss Spectre Performance All American Sunday (8/25) welcoming American made or powered vehicles.

This is the seventh year in a row we will be a vendor. We’d love it if you would stop by our booth to say hello and learn more about the T3 Tracker and all of its capabilities. We are announcing a new feature — Sleep Mode that draws only 3-mA but still senses motion and alarms.

For details and ticket/registration information please visit the Goodguys Website.

Ways to Prevent Vehicle Theft

We know July is over but it’s never too early to review what Vehicle Theft Prevention month taught us. NHTSA reports “over 770,000 drivers fall victim to vehicle theft each year. In fact, a vehicle is stolen about every 41 seconds in America.” Prevent yourself from falling a victim to vehicle theft by:

1. Taking your vehicle’s key; do not leave it in or on your vehicle.
2. Close and lock all windows and doors when you park.
3. Park in well-lit areas, if possible.
4. Never leave valuables in your vehicle, especially if they can be seen from outside the vehicle
5. Protect your vehicle with an anti theft security system like the T3. The T3 can check the location of your vehicle at anytime, enable/disable the vehicle starter to prevent the thief from re-starting your car, send a text alert if an existing vehicle alarm is triggered, and so much more!

Article – http://bit.ly/ProtectYourCarNHTSA

Benefits of a 911Tracker T3 on a road trip

Are you ready for your road trips this summer? If T3 is already installed in your vehicle then the answer is yes! If not, here are some reasons to consider installing T3.

The T3 security system allows you to be in charge of your vehicle 24/7. T3 follows the instructions you text from your phone.  T3 alerts you immediately if your car has an emergency or unauthorized movement. Not to mention, you can call T3 to connect a 3-way call to the 911 center located closest to your vehicle. Still not convinced? Here are some other reasons to consider installing T3 this summer:

  • You can check the location of your vehicle anytime by sending a text message to the T3
  • The T3 responds with a text showing GPS speed, direction, and location on Google Maps™
  • T3 also has starter disable/enable and the ability to unlock the car door that you control with secure text messages
  • No activation fee
  • No contracts or cancellation fees
  • 911Tracker 30 Day Risk Free Guarantee
  • Complete security – Your secret PIN gives you complete control
  • Complete privacy – Location text goes directly to your phone and is never stored or sent using the Internet

4 great RV destinations for the summer

When you have an RV, there is nothing better than a road trip.  You have the luxury of bringing all of your amenities with you, it is inexpensive and it is the perfect way to spend quality time with your loved ones.  Sometimes it can be overwhelming to decide on a destination. Here are a few great RV destinations that you will want to visit at least once.

Key West, Florida.  At Boyd’s Key West Campground, you will have ocean views awaiting you right outside your door.  Key West is not only beautiful, but it there are plenty of activities for you and your travel companions to partake in. Get ready for snorkeling, fishing, swimming and fantastic bars and restaurants to dine in.  

Yosemite National Park, Groveland, California

One of the best RV Parks to stay in when you visit Yosemite is Yosemite Pines RV Resort.  It is located just 30 miles north of the west entrance. Yosemite is filled with beautiful scenery, amazing hiking trails, and amazing wildlife to see.

Wells State Park – Stephenson, Michigan

When you go to Wells State Park in the summer, you will love the hiking and scenery.  Wells State Park is right on the famous Green Bay. You and your traveling companions can enjoy lots of outdoor activities in this beautiful area.  The perfect summertime destination!

Acadia National Park -Bar Harbor, Maine

With scenic coastal trails, hiking trails galore and the tallest mountain on the Atlantic Coast, Acadia National Park is an outdoor lover’s dream.  The city of Bar Harbor, located close by, has tons of shops and restaurants to enjoy as well.

As you head out on your summer RV trip, make sure that your RV is secure.  Install a T3 Vehicle Security System, With the 911Tracker T3 Vehicle Security System, you are alerted the moment that your RV has unauthorized movement. The alert will show you the GPS location, speed, and direction that your RV is traveling, and you can easily connect to the 911-Operator closest to your RV, allowing you to speak directly to police within seconds of the emergency.  No call center is used – saving you time and money. Saving valuable time can save you, your family, your RV and your belongings. LoJack® doesn’t do this. OnStar® doesn’t do this. No other anti-theft system can do this. Want to start protecting your RV? Contact us to learn more 877-744-3361!

5 Things To Remember To Do Before Taking a Road Trip

Looking to do some road trips this summer? Make sure you are prepared by remembering these 5 things!

  1. Take your car in for a checkup before your big trip: It’s always smart to check your vehicle before leaving for a long trip so that you don’t experience any problems while out on the open road!
  2. Emergency car kit: It’s always better to be prepared. Have some blankets, water, packaged food, and bandages so that you are prepared for any emergencies that may arise. 
  3. Spare tire: Take a quick look to make sure your spare tire and jack are where they should be.
  4. Playlist: Pass the time with your favorite tunes!
  5. T3 Vehicle Security System from 911Tracker: When traveling to unknown places it’s a great idea to have a T3 installed on your vehicle that way you can always locate it if trouble should arise. You can also share your tracking information with loved ones if they want to monitor your location.  

3 tips for keeping motorcycle cool in the heat

TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR BIKE COOL IN THE EXTREME HEAT

As the hot weather of summer is upon us, the heat and humidity can cause issues for your bike if you aren’t careful.  In order to keep a motorcycle cool in the heat, it requires some extra maintenance.

1. CHECK YOUR ENGINE

During the summer months, it is important to keep your engine cool.  To do that, it is important to take precautions prior to rides and trips.  Check for signs of leaks and obstructions in your water pump and hoses to make sure that the oil cooler runs optimally.  Additionally, use a bristle brush along the radiator and cooler to clear away debris and dirt. This should be done every few weeks because this can lead to excess heat build up.  

2.  CHECK YOUR FLUIDS

Proper levels of coolant and oil are critical to keeping your motorcycle cool and clean.  Every month, you should check the coolant level and drain and replenish fluids as needed. Also, check your oil regularly and change it according to the manufacturer’s recommended schedule. Remember to keep an eye on the oil pressure gauge, this will warn you of any serious problems that could damage your engine.

3. CHECK THE TIRE PRESSURE

Make sure that the pressure of your tires remains at the recommended level.  An under-inflated tire is very dangerous and you don’t want to get caught on a long ride without proper tire pressure. If tires are under-inflated, they are more likely to blow especially in hot and humid conditions. To prevent this from happening, use a pressure gauge to check the tire pressure on a weekly basis.

Essentials For Your Roadside Emergency Kit

If you are a driver, you never know when you may encounter an emergency on the road.  If you should ever break down, a roadside emergency kit is a must. Here are some essential items that you should include in your kit:

  • No-spill gas can (2-5 gal.)
  • Jumper cables (12-20’, be sure to get the right gauge for your vehicle)
  • Roadside flares/glowsticks (4, check out these reusable LED flares)
  • Flat tire inflation canister (non-explosive)
  • Spare tire and jack
  • First aid kit
  • Bottled water (2-3 gal.)
  • Flashlight and extra batteries or flashlight that doesn’t need batteries
  • Small, foldable shovel
  • Car escape tool  (incl. seatbelt cutter and window breaker)
  • Blankets
  • Two quarts of oil
  • Roll of duct tape
  • Paper towels / rags
  • Multipurpose tool
  • Seasonal supplies (rain gear, umbrella, ice scraper etc.)

Another essential to keep you safe in case of a breakdown or emergency is installing the T3 Vehicle Security System in your car.  T3 alerts you immediately if your car has an emergency or unauthorized movement. You call the T3 to connect a 3-way call to the 911-Operator located closest to your car – even if you are thousands of miles away.  You are talking directly to police within seconds of the emergency. No call center is used – saving you time and money. LoJack® doesn’t do this. OnStar® doesn’t do this.  No other anti-theft system can do this.

Get your RV ready for the camping season

Are you getting your RV ready for camping season?  There are many things that you need to check on your RV to get it ready, but there are a few things you don’t want to forget.  To get your RV ready for a safe and worry-free camping season, here are 4 things you don’t want to forget:

Batteries:  Oftentimes, RV owners remove their batteries for the winter.  If they were properly stored over the winter, your battery still has likely lost a percentage of its charge.  Stored batteries tend to lose about 10% a month. The first thing you want to do is fully charge the batteries.  After its fully charged, you should add distilled water following instructions by the manufacturer. A quality service facility can help you do all of this, if you aren’t comfortable doing it yourself.

Water System: If you winterized your RV using antifreeze, it is important to run fresh water through the water system so that all remnants of the antifreeze have been cleared.  Inspect your water heater also. If it was placed bypass mode during the winter, take it out of by-pass mode. If there is any antifreeze in the water heater, it needs to be trained. Additionally, replace any water filter cartridges that were removed.

Tires: Tires lose air pressure when they are in storage, which means they could be dangerously low.  Check the tire pressure with a tire gauge and make adjustments according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Don’t forget to check that your spare is in good working order and its tire pressure is correct.  

Oil Level: Make sure you inspect the oil level in the generator.  Your owner’s manual should provide specified intervals. Also, check the generator exhaust system.  If you didn’t run the generator over the winter, you should run it for about two hours.

If you are uncomfortable with getting your RV ready yourself, you can always take it to an authorized service provider that will make sure it is running according to specifications.